Why Bother To Knock


1h 28m 1964

Film Details

Also Known As
Don't Bother To Knock
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 20 Nov 1964
Production Company
Associated British Picture Corp., Ltd.; Haileywood Films
Distribution Company
Seven Arts Pictures
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Love From Everybody by Clifford Hanley (London, 1959).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

Bill Ferguson, an Edinburgh travel agent, has a quarrel with his fiancée, Stella, when she refuses to spend the night in his apartment. He leaves on a tour of Europe and has affairs with Lucille in Austria, with Ingrid in the Alps, and with a married Englishwoman in Italy. As mementos, he gives each of them a key to his Edinburgh apartment. After returning home, he makes up with Stella and finally lures her to his flat; but Lucille, Ingrid, the Englishwoman, and her teenaged daughter all arrive at the same time. Stella storms out, Ingrid leaves with her Italian lover Giulio, and Bill is left with the adoring teenager. Assisted by Maggie Shoemaker, an American vacationing in Scotland, Bill manages to get out of his predicament and win Stella's hand.

Film Details

Also Known As
Don't Bother To Knock
Release Date
Jan 1964
Premiere Information
Los Angeles opening: 20 Nov 1964
Production Company
Associated British Picture Corp., Ltd.; Haileywood Films
Distribution Company
Seven Arts Pictures
Country
United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Love From Everybody by Clifford Hanley (London, 1959).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 28m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Released in Great Britain in July 1961 as Don't Bother To Knock; running time: 89 min.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall November 20, 1964

CinemaScope

Released in United States Fall November 20, 1964